Maria Lak Owls: How to Tell if Original?

Discussion in 'Art' started by AntiqueHobbit, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

  2. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    My guess is that it is an original. A lot of her paintings seem to be done on wood panels and the signature looks right. I don't believe she was ever 'well enough known' to warrant someone making reproductions.
     
    judy, AntiqueHobbit and sabre123 like this.
  3. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    What makes you think that it's a reproduction?

    I doubt that someone would go through the effort to reproduce a painting of this sort with the intent of creating a counterfeit.
     
    judy and AntiqueHobbit like this.
  4. AntiqueHobbit

    AntiqueHobbit Active Member

    Oh. Well that’s cool!
    Frankly just don’t know much about art and assume anything that manages to come my way is a reproduction. Not necessarily like a counterfeit but something reproduced and sold in stores for a buck or two. I do live close to where she operated out of so maybe it is real...
    is there any market or demand for paintings like this these days?
     
    i need help and judy like this.
  5. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    no real demand for this type of work. Maybe a collector of owl stuff would like it.
     
    i need help and judy like this.
  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    There are currently 3 owl paintings by her on eBay, ranging from $69.99 - $129.99 (plus shipping). There are no 'sold' listings for owls. Your painting has an advantage because it has 2 owls. However, I don't think she is well enough known to command those prices. Two of her still-life paintings sold in the neighborhood of $25 - $30.
     
    i need help and judy like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Maria Owls
Forum Title Date
Art Needlepoint of the Santa Maria Apr 15, 2019
Art Christian Maria and child (sedes sapientiae) Jan 29, 2017
Art Paul Brent Owls May 24, 2019

Share This Page